Skip to main content
'''Sir Herbert Butterfield''', Fellow of the British Academy|FBA (7 October 1900 – 20 July 1979) was Regius Professor of History and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. As a British historian and philosophy of history|philosopher of history, he is remembered chiefly for two books, a short volume early in his career entitled ''The Whig Interpretation of History'' (1931) and his ''Origins of Modern Science'' (1949). Over the course of his career, Butterfield turned increasingly to historiography and man's developing view of the past. Butterfield was a devout Christian and reflected at length on Christian influences in historical perspectives. Butterfield thought that individual personalities were more important than great systems of government or economics in historical study. His Christian beliefs in personal sin, salvation, and providence heavily influenced his writings, a fact he freely admitted. At the same time,...
RegionWestern Philosophy
Era20th-century philosophy
Birth date{{birth date |1900|10|7|df=y}}
Birth placeOxenhope, Yorkshire
Death date{{death date and age |1979|7|20 |1900|10|7|df=y}}
Death placeSawston, Cambridgeshire
Alma materPeterhouse, Cambridge
InstitutionsPeterhouse, Cambridge
School traditionHistoriography of the United Kingdom|British historiography
Main interestsHistory of science
share Share
favorite Favorite

3
RESULTS

Media Type
2
movies
1
texts
Availability
3
Always Available
Topics & Subjects
1
Classic TV
1
Dangerous Assignment
1
Dangerous Assignment, Spy, Classic TV,Television, Dangerous Assignment 1952, TV Series, 1952, Retro Tv
1
England
1
Spy
Collection
2
Community Video
1
[Fav-basilbob collection]
1
callies123 Favorites
1
hahahoho Favorites
1
jaareza Favorites
1
kareneliot Favorites
More right-solid
Creator
2
brian donlevy, herbert butterfield, lyle talbot
1
herbert butterfield
Language
2
English
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid